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Short Book, Big Message: Obadiah

Short Book, Big Message: Obadiah A Message on Obadiah 17-21 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Feb. 10, 2019 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com   Obadiah 17-21 (NRSV)   But on Mount Zion there shall be those that escape,    and it shall be holy; and the house of Jacob shall take possession of those who dispossessed […]

Methodist Vows: Witness

Methodist Vows: “Witness” A Message on Matthew 5:13-14 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Feb. 3, 2019 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com   Matthew 5:13-14 (NRSV)   “You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is […]

Methodist Vows: Service

Methodist Vows: “Service” A Message on Matthew 20:25-28 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church January 27, 2019 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com   Matthew 20:25-28 (NRSV)   But Jesus called them to him and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. It […]

Methodist Vows: Gifts

Methodist Vows: “Gifts” A Message on Romans 12:3-8 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church January 20, 2019 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com   Romans 12:3-8 (NRSV)   For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to think with […]

Methodist Vows: Presence

Methodist Vows: “Presence” A Message on Hebrews 10:19-25 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church January 13, 2019 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com   Hebrews 10:19-25  (NRSV)   Therefore, my friends, since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus, 20 by the new and living way that he opened for us through […]

Methodist Vows: Prayers

Methodist Vows: “Prayers” A Message on Ephesians 6:18-20 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church January 6, 2019 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com   Ephesians 6:18-20  (NRSV)   Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints. 19 Pray also […]

He Is Born!

“He Is Born!” A Message on Luke 2:8-20 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2018 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com   Luke 2:8-20  (NRSV)   In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, […]

Road Trip

“Road Trip” A Message on Luke 2:1-7 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Dec. 16, 2018 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com   Luke 2:1-7  (NRSV) In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of […]

Family Tree

Family Tree A Message on Matthew 1:1-17 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Dec. 9, 2018 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com   Matthew 1:1-17  (NRSV)   An account of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham.   2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of […]

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Prayer Vigil

Prayer Vigil Saturday, February 23, 2019 9:00 am – 3:30 pm First United Methodist Church – Jacksonville Sanctuary The Called General Conference for the United Methodist Church begins Saturday, February 23. The opening day of the General Conference is devoted to prayer with a two-fold focus: Prayer for the Special Called General Conference and for […]